NEW YORK - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America. They were appearing on the ballot for the first time and have up to 14 more years to make it to Cooperstown.
Craig Biggio, 20th on the career list with 3,060 hits, topped the 37 candidates with 68.2 percent of the 569 ballots, 39 shy of the 75 percent needed. Among other first-year eligibles, Mike Piazza received 57.8 percent and Curt Schilling 38.8
Jack Morris led holdovers with 67.7 percent. He will make his final ballot appearance next year, when Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine are eligible for the first time.
Jack Morris Career Highlights
Morris played in 18 big league seasons between 1977 and 1994 - mainly for the Detroit Tigers. He won 254 games throughout his career.
He was a five-time all star and played on four World Champion teams which included the Tigers, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays.
Morris was drafted by the Tigers in the fifth round of the 1976 draft. He signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins in 1991. The next season he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays, followed by a brief stint with the Cleveland Indians in 1994. He retired in 1996.
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